Violence in America

Gest, Ted; Witkin, Gordon
January 1994
U.S. News & World Report;1/17/94, Vol. 116 Issue 2, p22
Reports that an orgy of violent crime is fueling another public call to action. Anger over failure of previous efforts to solve the problem; Why true level of violence in America is a mystery; Basic crime patterns that policy makers must confront including robbery, workplace killings and child snatchings; Crime-prevention legislation under consideration; Grass-roots organizations. INSETS: The toll of violence.;Killer teens.;Breakdown of the justice system.;The victims' profiles.


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